TITLE Deputy Title IX Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1031
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance / Title IX Coordinator
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator works with Title IX Coordinator to ensure institutional compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (“VAWA”), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (“Campus SaVE”), and other related federal and state laws across the University’s Springfield, West Plains, and Mountain Grove campuses. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator conducts investigations of complaints of alleged discrimination and harassment, collaborates with the University’s Department of Safety and Transportation to ensure accuracy in reporting annual crime statistics, and monitors intercollegiate participant rosters and resources to ensure compliance with Title IX. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator performs duties of a complex, technical, and confidential nature and functions independently within the guidelines of the University’s personnel policies and regulations, coordinates with all appropriate unit heads, and exercises considerable judgment and initiative in planning, organizing, and completing assignments.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A J.D. degree or Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or a related field (e.g., counseling, criminology, social work, sociology, psychology) is preferred. Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year bases for the required experience at a rate of twenty-four (24) earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.
Experience: At least three years of professional experience, in any combination, within the following areas (or related areas) is required: human relations, personnel administration, investigations, domestic and sexual violence, victim services, trauma-informed counseling, prosecuting allegations of sexual misconduct and/or domestic violence, and/or diversity education. Significant investigatory experience is required. Experience investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and/or domestic violence, and experience working with victims of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, and/or other types of trauma, is preferred. Familiarity with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws is required. Experience in presenting educational and training programs is required.
Skills: Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within a university environment are required. The ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment is required. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma is required. Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage caseload in a manner that ensures the prompt, effective, and equitable conclusion of such matters is required. Keyboarding proficiency is required. Computer application skills (word processing, spreadsheet, file management, web page development and maintenance) are required. Multi-tasking abilities and the ability to meet deadlines while remaining focused and composed are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serves as the assistant to the Title IX Coordinator by providing subject-matter expertise on requirements of and compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws.
2. Serves as a Title IX Investigator by investigating and helping to ensure timely resolution of assigned reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving members of the University system.
3. Assists the Title IX Coordinator with the University’s Title IX compliance efforts, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures and practices designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of Title IX complaints.
4. Serves as the primary liaison between Title IX and Athletics, and oversees monitoring of intercollegiate participant rosters and resources to ensure compliance with Title IX.
5. Provides training sessions to University faculty, staff, and students on Springfield, West Plains, and Mountain Grove campuses regarding prevention of and response to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
6. Assists the Title IX Coordinator in managing a comprehensive case management system that includes each reported complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
7. Travels to the University’s West Plains and Mountain Grove campuses as needed.
8. Collaborates with the University’s Department of Safety and Transportation to ensure accuracy in reporting annual crime statistics, as required by the Jeanne Clery Act.
9. Works collaboratively and effectively with other University departments, especially including, without limitation, the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Human Resources, and the Office of Student Conduct.
10. Effectively manages the day-to-day responsibilities of the duties of the Title IX Coordinator in the absence of the Title IX Coordinator.
11. Serves on University committees as requested.
12. Helps to maintain and update content for the University’s Title IX webpage: MissouriState.edu/TitleIX.
13. Contributes to an environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
14. Participates in self-directed professional reading, develops professional contacts with colleagues, and attends professional development courses and trainings to ensure a full understanding of the legal requirements and best practices related to compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and other related federal and state laws.
15. Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing other duties as assigned by the Title IX Coordinator.
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator reports to and receives administrative supervision from the Director of the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance (who also serves as the Title IX Coordinator).
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JUNE 2022